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Address: Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH, England
Phone Number: +44 1243 775888
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Interesting, worth a visit

Despite many bad reviews on here, I thought this was a great place to while away an hour or so. It's a museum with lots of different angles, covering several different periods... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Despite many bad reviews on here, I thought this was a great place to while away an hour or so. It's a museum with lots of different angles, covering several different periods in Chi history, from Romans to World wars to more modern times and there are some really interesting exhibits. It is completely free, has a library, kids play... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear StaceyFR, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and felt it gave a good insight into Chichester's local history. We do pride ourselves on being a family friendly museum, so it's great to hear that you noticed the child-friendly features... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Fantastic little museum which was free and only asked for a donation. There was no pressure to do so. Visited with my 6 & 4 year old girls who had a great time. Worth a visit taking in various aspects of the area. Plenty of interactive exhibits to keep the kids and me interested. Thanks.

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear alyerpal2015, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and taking the time to leave a review, It's really pleasing to hear that our interactive exhibits helped to keep you all interested - we're currently trialling a new museum trail, aimed at younger children, which we'd encourage you to test out next time you visit. We hope to welcome you... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Took the children to find out more about the Romans to help them with their school work. The museum is free to visit, but we paid to do an Easter egg hunt around the museum to win a chocolate prize at the end. The staff were very helpful, the volunteers were very knowledgeable. The ground floor shows Roman remains that... More 

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear bmboris78, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad that your visit was beneficial to your children's school work, and hope they enjoyed their egg hunt, which proved to be very popular over the Easter holidays. I will pass on your comments to our staff and volunteers - we're... More 

Bosham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took the grandchildren aged 6 and 8. We found it interesting and they loved the interactive drawers to open. Everything is well presented and clearly labeled. Lots of local items of interest. A good idea for a rainy morning and it's FREE!

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TheNovium, Public Relations Manager at The Novium, responded to this review

Dear Runningdogs, Thank you for visiting The Novium Museum and for taking the time to leave a review. We're pleased to hear that your grandchildren enjoyed the interactive drawers, which are certainly a popular feature, and that you all found your visit to be an interesting one. We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum again soon. More 

Paris, France
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent newish museum offering interesting exhibits. The Roman ruins were facinating and really well detailed. Staff are friendly and helpful and the interactive exhibits kept my kids entertained for ages! Really interesting and well managed with a keen focus on local history as well as it's part in national culture. Would recommend as it's a perfect rainy day activity.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The exhibits & the visual display are presented which pulls you in, a guide is on hand to give help in a very professional way. Would recommend a visit which could take a morning & ending a great view of Chichester & Cathedral from the top floor. .

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Novium, built above and containing a third century Roman public baths, is an excellent start to Roman study in South West Sussex where high quality Roman remains abound. Three floors featuring local historical artefacts, interactive displays and exhibits and opportunities for exciting events such as 'A night at the museum' to spark young minds just add to the pleasure.... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was very excited to receive a one year pass to the novium when it first opened. I made my way there as soon as possible and allowed myself plenty of time to spend there. On arrival I was greeted by the wonderful Roman remains that were discovered beneath the building some years ago. After spending a long while studying... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Stumbled into this museum by chance. Great local history, artefacts and descriptions. Well worth a divert off the beaten track.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Throughly enjoyed my visit to The Novium this morning. Great to see The Roman Bath with the helpful animation in the background. The highlight for me was probably seeing and reading about the Racton Man. Excellent museum.

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